2.5 tons explosive device seized in E. Afghanistan
Security forces seized 2.5 tons of explosive device from a vehicle in Laghman province in the east of Afghanistan and thus foiled a deadly terrorist attack, a local newspaper reported Wednesday.
"Personnel of law enforcing agencies during patrol intercepted a car and found 2,500 kg explosive device planted inside it," daily Arman-e-Millie reported.
The militants, it added, attempted to detonate the device and harm people, Xinhua reported.
A deadly car blast in Laghman province couple of months ago left over a dozen people dead including deputy to intelligence agency Abdullah and injured scores others.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan government often use roadside bombings and suicide attacks to destabilize security in the war- torn country.